Four days ago I finally got my babies, all araucana's from McMurray (plus one "rare" chick). 26 in all. They all seem to be thriving and are all very active, eating, drinking, exploring etc... Now, being relatively new to all this, I cannot tell what gender they are, I've read that you cannot tell gender by feathers in all breeds...how about the araucana? My chicks for the most part all look alike (one of four colors, light brown with dark brown spots or stripes, a two tone brown or yellow) I have no clue which is the "non-araucana" and it was mentioned to me that McMurry may have thrown in another araucana as the free chick. As for pasty butt....I've been randomly checking their little fluffy butts but haven't seen anything, but I am not 100% sure of what I am looking for. Is pasty butt something that is fairly obvious without having to upend each little one? Thus far I really like this site and have learned ALOT of new stuff and gotten some really good ideas for things to do.